Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

For me, summer is here officially. There’s nothing that we love more than firing up the grill and enjoying dinner sitting at the picnic table in the backyard. Homemade BBQ sauce is one of those things that some people insist on cooking down for hours upon hours, so if you’re looking for that…keep looking. But if you’re looking for a super quick sauce that takes just a few minutes, that will be the star of any summer cookout or potluck this summer- look no further!

Naturipe had contacted me about participating in the Very Berry Month Of May celebration on their site. A chance to make something with berries? I’m always down for that! I chose blueberries, and ended up using them to create this awesome barbecue sauce. Blueberries are cooked down with a bit of honey and water, then quickly pureed. It’s then combined with basic ingredients to form an absolutely delicious sauce that’s great brushed on pork, chicken, or beef.

I love the purple-tint that the sauce has too – it really screams “BLUEBERRY!”. And it’s definitely there in the flavor as well. A bright fruitiness and change of pace from the traditional barbecue sauces I usually go for.

Naturipe has been kind enough to host a giveaway here at Tide & Thyme. This awesome KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor is up for grabs! Slices, shreds, chops – the perfect size for pureeing a few berries, shredding a block of cheese, or making a batch of homemade baby food! To enter just leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to use fresh, in-season berries. Contest will run through June 1st at 12 PM. I’ll chose a winner using a Random Number Generator thingy.

Food Processor Giveaway

Want a couple of extra entries?:

Like Tide & Thyme on Facebook – leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.
Like Naturipe Farms on Facebook – leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

Also, make sure to stop by their site and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $500 gift card from Williams-Sonoma. I could think of a bunch of great ways I could put that to use in my kitchen – how about you?

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Entrant #11 – Shanna! Thanks so much for entering, everyone!

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Disclaimer: I have been compensated for my time to create a recipe for Naturipe Farms. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

41 Comments

  1. barbara
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

    berries + greek yogurt + Bob’s Red Mill muselix + maple syrup + a shake of cinnamon.

  2. Alessandra
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    I love to make strawberry and pastry cream tarts!

  3. Jennifer B.
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM | Permalink

    Cobbler. I love apple cobbler, but recently added berries to the regular recipe. Mmmmmmm!

  4. Posted May 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

    I can’t get enough of grilled fruit. Thank goodness the weather has finally warmed up!

  5. Stacey
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Besides shoveling them in my mouth?? Cocktails!!

  6. Posted May 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

    i use fresh fruits i jams, jellies, comotes, chutneys, syrups, smoothies, and just as candy for my mouth

  7. April
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 6:29 PM | Permalink

    Blueberry pancakes

  8. Kimberly H
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

    I love making pies, fruit salad, or just piling them on a little vanilla ice cream.

  9. Kathy M
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Permalink

    Blueberry muffins!

  10. Posted May 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    I love using fresh berries in smoothies and on cakes/cupcakes.

  11. Shanna Watson
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    Fresh berries over a slice of mom’s pound cake, topped with ice cream!!

  12. Robin Chesser
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    The best way I use fresh in season blueberries, is to make lots of freezer jams and blueberry sauces. I have a large family and when I get my hands on fresh blueberries everyone knows Mom will be making and giving away jam and sauce.

  13. Sharon
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

    I love making smoothies and cobblers.

  14. Olivia
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 8:42 PM | Permalink

    In fresh, homemade frozen goodies like blueberry frozen yogurt and strawberry ice cream!

  15. Sarah Ross
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

    Blueberry pancakes!

  16. Sophie
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

    I love to add fresh berries to my morning oatmeal and in Greek yogurt. Or with a simple angel food cake and whipped cream

  17. Debbie
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 9:08 AM | Permalink

    Fresh berries with Swedish Cream

  18. David Bell
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Pies

  19. Kim in MD
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    There is nothing like a warm berry picked off the vine (nothing else needed), but I also like to freeze them and make smoothies, crisps, etc. with them. Your BBQ sauce looks amazing, Laura!

  20. Stephanie
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

    I love berry crisps or cobblers (topped with ice cream!!)

  21. Posted May 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM | Permalink

    I love berries in cereal.

  22. Posted May 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

    I liked Tide and Thyme on Facebook.

  23. Posted May 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

    I liked Naturoripe on Facebook

  24. Posted May 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM | Permalink

    I use fresh blueberries, mix with sugar & a little bit of honey. Freeze it then scoop in a bowl and put a little almond milk over it. Yummy sweet treat! 🙂

  25. Tara
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM | Permalink

    Hmm…right now my favorite way to use fresh berries is to puree them into baby
    food! The baby loves strawberries right now! Second favorite way that requires a recipe is the blueberry buttermilk cake from last year!

  26. Gigi Guerrette
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM | Permalink

    – My favorite way to use fresh, in-season blueberries is to bake a Lattice-top Blueberry Pie served with freshly whipped cream. Oh, my!

  27. Gigi Guerrette
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    – I not only liked the Natureripe Facebook page, I LOVE the Natureripe Facebook page. <3 <3

  28. Patrick
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM | Permalink

    Smoothie for breakfast, delicious and quick.

  29. Missy
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 5:43 AM | Permalink

    My kids love fresh blueberries frozen. I know it’s not anything fancy but super refreshing on a hot day when playing by the pool 😉

  30. Missy
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 5:44 AM | Permalink

    Already a fan of your page 🙂

  31. Missy
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Permalink

    Liked naturipe farms 🙂

  32. Posted May 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM | Permalink

    I love to use berries in my smoothies.

  33. Posted May 30, 2014 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

    I like Tide & Thyme on Facebook as Lilly Camp.

  34. Posted May 30, 2014 at 9:34 AM | Permalink

    I like Naturipe Farms on Facebook as Lilly Camp.

  35. Robin Chesser
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

    I like Tide and Thyme on Facebook.

  36. Robin Chesser
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    I liked Naturipe on Facebook.

  37. Cindy
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM | Permalink

    I like Tide and Thyme on Facebook!

  38. Cindy
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 1:56 PM | Permalink

    I like Naturipe on Facebook!

  39. Posted May 31, 2014 at 2:28 PM | Permalink

    I love fresh berries over a homemade short cake with fresh whipped cream!

    Actually berries with anything is just fine!!

  40. SandyK
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 9:47 PM | Permalink

    Love blueberry buckle!

  41. SandyK
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 9:49 PM | Permalink

    Can’t believe that I hadn’t already liked Tide and Thyme on FB. Done now! 🙂

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